2017 Swim Lessons
It is the mission of the Red Cross to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program helps fulfill that mission by teaching people to be safe in, on and around the water through water safety courses and presentations, such as this one, as well as Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim and Adult Swim courses for individuals of different ages and abilities. The American Red Cross Parent and Child, Preschool Aquatics and Learn-to-Swim courses offered at the Parkway Branch are designed to give your child a positive learning experience and teach lifelong safety, survival and swimming skills.
Summer Group Lesson Information:
Swim lessons will start June 5th! To register stop by the Parkway branch or register online here. Please use this guide to choose the appropriate lesson for yourself/ your child. Lesson Placement Guide
Preschool Summer Swim Lessons 2017 Ages 6 months to 5 years old
Youth Summer Swim Lessons 2017. Ages 6 to 12 years old
Adult/Teen Summer Swim Lessons 2017 Ages 13 & up
- Monday thru Thursday for 2 weeks (8 lessons)
- Saturday classes run for 6 consecutive Saturdays
Session 1: 6/5 thru 6/16
Session 2: 6/19 thru 6/30
Session 3: 7/10 thru 7/21
Session 4: 7/24 thru 8/4
Session A: 6/24 thru 7/29
Session B: 8/12 thru 9/16
Weekday classes: All classes cancelled due to weather or pool closure will be guaranteed TWO make up lessons a session, unless extreme weather circumstances. For all classes, make up lessons will be on the Friday of that week at the same time (unless told other wise). The instructor will inform you if a make-up lesson is necessary.
Saturday classes: All classes cancelled due to weather or pool closure will be guaranteed ONE make up lessons a session, unless extreme weather circumstances. The instructor will inform you if a make-up lesson is necessary. If more than one class is cancelled the instructors will add on more time at then end of each lesson.
Financial Assistance is Available
Capital Region Family Health & Fitness will offer private and semi-private lessons this season.
Private swim lessons are great for beginners and competitive swimmers alike. You or your child receive one-on-one instruction to fit your individual needs and goals. Half-hour lessons are scheduled directly by you and the instructor.
Benefits of Private Lessons
- One-on-one attention with the instructor
- Convenient scheduling (the instructor will contact you directly)
- Unlimited make-ups!!
- You may request a specific instructor
- Fill out the registration form (available at the front desk) & pay for your package
- After payment has been received you will be contacted via email within 72 hours either by your instructor or the Aquatics Director
- Please keep in mind that it may take up to 2 weeks for your lessons to begin depending on the amount of participants registered.
- Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis
To view packages and rate for private lessons click on the link! Private Lesson Flyer 2017 Registration will begin Monday May 8th! You must come in to register!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring?
Come dressed in your bathing suit. Bring a towel and change of dry clothes. Please apply sunscreen at home. Often participants are hungry after lessons so hydration and a snack are helpful for the car ride home.
Can I wear goggles?
You can have goggles, however for a portion of the lesson goggles will not be permitted. It is important to learn what to do if you fall in to the water without your goggles.
Where do parents sit?
Parents, please sit near the fences away from the pool while the lesson is in session. The instructors will not leave the pool in the event your participant needs help in the restroom.
Can I swim with my child?
Only Parent-Child lessons permit parents in the water during lesson time. If you are not a member of the YMCA, we encourage participants to practice on their lesson days. If you are a member of the YMCA, we encourage you to the skills you learn in class during the free swim hours. Please see a schedule for those daily activities.
What happens in case it storms?
For SPRING & FALL sessions, classes that are cancelled due to weather will be subject to TWO make-ups on Friday of the scheduled session (but because it is a 4 week session there could be up to 4 make-ups, only 2 are guaranteed) .
For SATURDAY Sessions, classes that are cancelled due to weather will be subject to ONE make-up lesson on the Saturday following the last lesson. If more than one make-up lesson is needed, the instructor will add extra time on the end of each lesson.
For SUMMER sessions, classes that are cancelled due to weather will be subject to TWO make-ups on Friday of the scheduled session.
If you have additional questions, please ask a lifeguard, contact Member Services at 877-6151 or the Aquatics Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.